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Thomas Colclough Watson

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Thomas Colclough Watson (1822-1890)

1891 Obituary [1]

. . . . Resident Engineer on the Great Northern Railway, at Grantham. He spent eight years at Orebro, on the Royal Swedish Railway, and his services on that line, the first railway constructed in Sweden, were highly appreciated by the king, who offered him a decoration. He also made a private railway there for Mr. Oscar Dickson.

After successfully completing his work in Sweden, he went to Russia as Chief Resident Engineer on the Riga and Dunaburg Railway, under Sir John Hawkshaw, and subsequently became the contractor for the completion of the works, in partnership with James Ashbury. . . . [more]

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